Jan 1st 33 degrees in the morning and 46 degrees at noon. A drizzling. Roads good. some snow. Huron low. I was at home. Cut loose and sawed some Oak lumber is $6 per thousand. Rail Road rails $8.00 Poplar Siding $6.50 Pop. flooring $7.50 Pop Boards $7. Shoots or Bran $8.00 per ton. Flour $4.50 bu.
5th Collins B. Cook commenced teaching in School District (8) eight.
21st Five inches of snow fell last night & this morning.
25th Thermometer 16 degrees below zero. 24th 5 degrees below. 25th 32 degrees above.
26th 36 degrees above all morning. Water scarce yet
31st Last night the weather changed from raining to freezing and broke my thermometer by freezing the water
Feb 10th A party of neighbors at John Geddes last night.
15th My son John was bit by a Dog on the finder He was alone in the Road and Dickinsons dog was coming up the road and bit the boy.
21st Good sleighing. The best this winter.
24th Julia Etta Savage left for home (Mother a bad cold)
March 2nd Last day of good Sleighing this winter.
3rd Wm Parker the Evangelist came to Ypsilanti to preach.
19th This is John Geddes birth day. The thermometer is 46 degrees in the morning and 59 degrees at noon. In the forenoon,
it rained a little: in the afternoon the day was very pleasant
April 6th Township Election John Geddes elected Supervisor
John Geddes has 319 votes
Orin White (Loco) has 263 votes for Supervisor and Horace Coy (Native) has 69 votes for Supervisor. George W. Jewett (Abol) has 69 votes for Supervisor
17th Jacob Bacon, P. W. Sage, John Geddes, Wm. - - - - -, Isaiah Norris, John Howland & George Skinner signed a litter directed to the Rev. Ira M. Wead inviting him to resign the Pastor in charge of Ypsilanti Congregational Society.
May 2nd Wheat .80 pr Bu at Geddes Mill
9th Wheat .62 ½ pr Bu in Ann Arbor
19th Thermometer 28 degrees in the morning. Did not do much however.
21st Mr. Wead refuses to resign hi pastoral charge in Ypsilanti for the present.
May 16th River Raisen Bank Broke. I lost nothing by it.
25th Henry Savage (my wifes father) died about seven oclock A. M. He would have been 70 years old if he had lived to the 11th of June 1846
25th Thermometer 96 degrees
June 6th R. Geddes got .65 pr bu for Wheat at Geddes Mill
12th William Geddes wife brought him a son.
20th Wheat .56 pr bu in Ypsilanti
18th Thermometer 100 degrees
24th A Camp Meeting commenced on Ne of NW part of Sec 36 and ended 29th. It was a rainy time. four converts and eight sanctified.
July 4th A warm day with some rain. Mr. Wolf, wife and family visited. Mr. John Powell, Mr. Perry wife & girls. Mother Savage & Julia Etta Savage. William Allen + wife + their son. Allens were there.
6th Robert Geddes began cutting Wheat. An abundant crop but some shrunk this year. Harvest hands scores and wages $1.75 per day. Wheat .50 pr Bu.
10th Thermometer 72 degrees in the morning. 102 degrees a little after one Oclock
11th Thermometer 75 degrees in the morning, 95 degrees warmest
16th Thermometer 40 degrees in the morning John Geddes worked 6½ days raking & binding Wheat this harvest.
July 12th Julius Foster and Maria White were married. It was Sunday evening. Aaron Lawrence Esqr Loses on 1000 barrels of Flour. Bought Hunter $1711.9 It was a disastrous and foolish speculation.
29th Thermometer 102 degrees at one Oclock
August 1st Wheat is .50 pr Bu. The Wheat crop is abundant.
3rd Bought a horse of Partridge for $65
7th Thermometer 103 at 2 Oclock. Wheat .56
8th Pettibone moved into the Board kiln house. They are to have it one year for 10 dollars
Sept. 1st Mrs. Pettibone died about eight OClock P.M.
4th A rainy day. Water enough now to Saw
7th Thermometer 93 degrees. Wheat .56 This has been a warm summer and sickly this fall.
14th Wheat .60 pr Bu in Ann Arbor
18th Robert Geddes sold his crop of Wheat to Norris for 62 ½ pr bu and the rise
19th Wheat .65 pr bu in Ypsilanti
24th This day the Central Rail Road was sold
Sept 26th Wheat .70 in Ann Arbor. Sept 30th .70 at Geddes Mill
Sept 28th Thermometer 39 degrees
28 & 29th Went and returned from Detroit
29th Wheat 73 pr Bu in Ypsilanti
30th Bought 15 acres of land in Sec 23 for $300. Paid for it. (All but $17.28) by $180 let Morgan have Aug 5, 1838
Oct 3rd Thermometer 32 degrees. The coldest this season yet.
13th Thermometer 30 degrees at 9 Oclock P.M.
14th Thermometer 30 degrees at 2 Oclock A.M. Coldest this season.
14th James Lawrence + Mary Rogers were married at his fathers. They had considerable of a party. It was Marys birth day. She is nineteen today.
15th William Palmer + Mary Drake were married. Aaron Lawrence Esqr settled his Flour + Wheat speculation with Hunter. Lawrence paid $750 in Cash and gave his note for $350
24th Wheat 62 ½ in Ann Arbor + at Geddes Mill and buyers scarce. More wheat than nomey
24th The Rail Road more business than it can do.
19th Thermometer 22 degrees this morning. The coldest this season.
31st Wheat no sale viz more persons to buy. Flour .64
Nov 21st Wheat about 60 pr Bu or no sale Bought 17 Bu Wheat at .65 for my own use
Nov Had my buggy overhauled. It cost $37.50
26th Thermometer this morning13 degrees After a warm muddy November. The weather changed yesterday and winter set in. Wheat .56 in Ann Arbor + 62 ½ in Ypsilanti. Bran 4.00 per ton.
28th William DeWaters moved into the boarding house At ½ day work per week. Rent
Dec 7th James M. Wing commenced teaching school School District No Eight at $15.00 pr month
23rd Rev. Mr. Ira M. Wead Donation party
27th John Geddes (my son) is four years old today. Weighed 26 lbs.
31st My ------ this year is $458.40